Thank you. I do not think it will be practical for the family and friends to bring their own container, as some as a distance away from the apiary.I do just pints and Quarts , Not sure I would eat Honey out of plastic.
I have seen some years the pints go faster and some years the Quarts. odd thing to watch.
I just look for sales in the christmas time frame on jars and get 20-30 boxes.
Many of the folks I sell to can reuse the jar so that in my mind helps with trash. Some bring them back.
If your family and friends are into recycling ask them to "bring" thier own, and fill from a 5 gal bucket.
Pull out the jars cost and washing labor and cut them a deal. Saves you the time to buy, haul, store, wash , sell.
Weigh up your standard size, back out the container and come up with an per ounce price then weigh in the empties and weigh out the fulls.
I some what meant family and friends who would be over any way. By Fall this Isolation will be fading.GG; This year I would not like the traffic and contact that would come with the BYO bottling gig!
Will have to see if Costco/Walmart uses the canning jars as a loss leader this year. Maybe canning jars will be like bread yeast.
Thank you! Your advice is very valuable. I appreciate it.I do not ship my honey, it is quite heavy. Sorry if My advice is less than optimal.
I do like glass, and mostly market local.
to me if it was that far away the shipping cost could be used to buy more local honey, illiogical to ship..
If I were selling comb honey, I would use the contaners specifically made for it, and use the cutter that is sold to cut the squares. For family and friends, I use the cheap Rubbemaid flat containers I get at the supermarket. They hold half of a medium frame. The lid is not tight enough for shipping, so it is strictly hand delivery. For chunk comb honey, wide mouth pint mason jars.
GG, honey from one's own bees makes a great gift. The cost of shipping is a secondary concern. Making sure it arrives with all the honey still in the jar and not in the box is paramount.